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Mar 3, 2011 5:30pm PST
of libya. >>> on the border. a rare look at the daily game of cat and mouse that the u.s. is fighting against drug smugglers. >>> "america at the crossroads." tonight why america's losing some of the best and brightest and how to keep them here. >>> and tired of it all. alarming news about a problem that impairs our economy, our health, our jobs, actually puts us in danger. health, our jobs, actually puts us in danger. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the president of the united states is now on record. the longtime libyan leader needs to leave and change must now come to libya. this is how the president put it at the white house today. >> let me just be very unambiguous about this. colonel gadhafi needs to step down from power and leave. that is good for his country. it is good for his people. it's the right thing to do. >> of course, that brings us to the question about how to do that, how to finish what the libyan uprising has started. there's growing support for a so-called no-fly zone, but the defense secretary continues t
NBC
Mar 20, 2011 5:30pm PDT
news on the bear area at 6:00. we'll see you then. lt by u.s. warplanes intensifies. a defiant gadhafi warns of a crusader war and vows to fight back. crusader war and vows to fight back. tonight, what is the endgame? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, everyone. the pentagon tonight says the allied assault on libya's military has inflicted heavy damage on moammar gadhafi's forces and grounded his combat planes. that assault, which we now know is being led by american warplanes, including long-range stealth bombers, has targeted both libya's air defenses and ground troops in an effort to halt gadhafi's attacks on anti-government rebels. but coalition officials insist gadhafi himself is not a target. tonight, as anti-aircraft fire lit up the skies over tripoli, libya's military command order claimed again it wasrding its units to observe is i cease-fire, a claim western forces are skeptical of. we begin tonight with jim miklaszewski. jim? >> reporter: lester, there's only been one full day of american and coalition air strikes against libya, but senior u.s. m
NBC
Mar 21, 2011 5:30pm PDT
launched by the u.s. and other countries. president obama again making the case for why the u.s. went in, but how does it end? >>> in japan, the disaster deepens with new problems at the nuclear plant. there are new fears about food safety and an american family has received the worst possible news about their daughter. our teams are on the ground. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. in addition to two wars on two other fronts, the united states military tonight is engaged against libya. the attacks are in the form of air strikes. 32 of them in just the last 24 hours. about half now being carried out by u.s. aircraft. and there have been 136 cruise missiles launched. only eight of them by british armed forces. the rest launched by the u.s. they have hit targets up and down the libyan coastline, mostly aimed at libyan defenses, so the coalition aircraft can begin enforcing that no-fly zone over a larger portion of the country. the united states says moammar gadhafi is not a target personally, but president obama says the u.s. acted in
NBC
Mar 30, 2011 5:30pm PDT
>>> on the broadcast tonight, sending weapons. tonight the prospect of u.s. weapons in the hands of libya's rebel forces. the president says he won't rule it out, so our own richard engel goes inside those rebel forces for a closer look. >>> radiation fears. the nuclear crisis in japan has a lot of people asking could it happen here, and would warning systems work if it did? >>> price check. a new drug to help prevent premature babies, but at what cost for those who need it? >>> and the close call for an american president 30 years ago tonight. what we didn't know until now. >>> also here tonight, the first-ever view of a neighbor of ours. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. right about now during these past few days across our country, people are watching this unfolding situation in libya. the rebels versus gadhafi. americans have heard president obama defending the u.s. air campaign he ordered, sending our service members to fight a third concurrent conflict far from home. in our conversation with the president yesterday, h
NBC
Feb 28, 2011 5:30pm PST
>>> on the broadcast tonight, closing in on gadhafi. there's talk of u.s. military options against him. and now for hordes of people, now's the time to get out of there. >>> a collision course in wisconsin with time running out. tonight, is there a deal to end the standoff? >>> america at the crossroads. all week long our reports here on america's changing economy. tonight, are we keeping up in the search for the next big thing? >>> and the winner is -- the good, the bad and the ugly at this year's oscars. and the amazing story behind the man behind the best picture. and the amazing story behind the man behind the best picture. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the situation in libya is now a lot more serious where the u.s. is concerned. u.s. navy ships are being readied for a number of possible options here including possibly enforcing a no-fly zone. moammar gadhafi spoke again today on two television networks an interview the u.s. immediately called delusional. all this time the forces against him are closing in. we begin t
NBC
Mar 25, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, fighting on the ground and western attacks from the air, and we talk to the u.s. general in charge. >>> under control. a new breed of air traffic controllers taking over with fresh questions about safety still in the air. >>> and hanging tough. brave new worries about the crippled nuclear plant, but we find survivors of the japanese disaster giving everyone a lesson in resilience. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. i'm lester holt in tonight for brian williams. for a seventh straight day the u.s. and its allies bombarded targets in libya, still trying to break the back of moammar gadhafi's assault on rebel-held cities. the u.s. for its part says it's prepared to take a back seat, but exactly what the ultimate goal is and even who's in charge of this operation are still somewhat ill defined tonight. nato says it plans to take full command, but is still seeking consensus on a military strategy. in a moment we'll hear from the general in charge of u.s. forces there, but first to the ground where rebels are taking their own fight
NBC
Mar 17, 2011 5:30pm PDT
evening to our viewers joining us in the west. while the japanese deal with a staggering humanitarian crisis, they are now engaging in a last-resort effort to stop perhaps multiple meltdowns at nuclear reactors. and today president obama had to reassure the american public especially those along the west coast, that these fears of some sort of radioactive cloud coming across the pacific just aren't true. here now the latest on the disaster in japan. desperate measures now under way to lessen the nuclear disaster. while tonight japanese officials are saying they have rare good news of some levels stabilizing, late today we got the first look at the reactors close up. this new video of a helicopter fly-over showing the destruction. then there are the numbers. just under 5700 dead, just under 10,000 missing and over three-quarters of a million people surviving without electricity in near freezing cold. thousands of people, including americans, continue to flee japan. we want to get the very it latest now and begin our reporting with nbc's robert bazell in tokyo. bob, good evening. >> rep
NBC
Mar 29, 2011 5:30pm PDT
here in new york, president obama sat down to talk with us about the dangerous situation in libya and that entire region of the world. we asked him about the speech to the nation he delivered last night, the dangers of u.s. military involvement, while already fighting two other wars, and the precedent this may set in other nations. and the fact that this may not go quite as the u.s. and nato have planned. notably, as you're about to hear, the president left open the possibility of arming the rebels who are in the fight against gadhafi in libya. and here now a portion of our conversation with the president at this time of high stakes overseas. the moment your speech ended last night, the associated press put out an item that read, president obama's speech was about defending the first war launched on his watch. how does it end? >> well, first of all, i think it's important to note that we've had two wars on my watch. one which we've wound down and we do not have combat operations in iraq any more. afghanistan, obviously, is still a tough fight. and that weighs heavily on me in maki
NBC
Mar 17, 2011 6:30pm EDT
trucks, usually used to combat airplane fires, to shoot water from a safe distance. the entire operation is a race to get water into the severely damaged reactors before the fuel explodes. so far the radiation levels have been high enough to only be a serious threat to the workers at the site. still, the japanese government has ordered people living within 12 miles of the site to evacuate. those within 18 miles to stay indoors. the u.s. government says its residents within 50 miles should leave. >> we think it's a prudent measure to follow the evacuation based on how we would handle a situation like that in the united states. >> reporter: there are six reactors at the site. in unit 1 an explosion destroyed part of an outer building. in unit 2 there may have been an explosion rupturing the containment facility and possibly letting radioactive fuel escape. unit 3 was the target of today's water drops. it too had an explosion of the outer building and it also has exposed fuel rods. unit 4 was shut down for maintenance when the earthquake struck, but it became the subject of a controversy wh
NBC
Mar 24, 2011 5:30pm PDT
>>> on the broadcast tonight, who's in charge? is the u.s. about to hand over control of the attack on libya? and tonight what may be the next nation to go in that region. >>> changing face. a major milestone tonight for a growing group of americans. >>> asleep in the tower. two jets needing to land in washington can't raise an air traffic controller, and now we know why. >>> and making a difference, for the struggling people of japan. nbc news with americans on a mission to provide critical relief. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it has turned into a big military effort, bombs and cruise missiles have been raining down on libya, and it could get even bigger and the stakes are high. it's been a mostly u.s. run air campaign thus far, but tonight a change is coming. a hand-over to nato for the supervision of this strike. even though the pentagon warned libya today, quote, we will continue to hit you, the u.s. is anxious to shift some of this to somebody else. and just as there have been new and loud explosions in tripoli this
NBC
Mar 19, 2011 6:30pm EDT
>>> target libya, the first u.s. and coalition military strikes an forces are underway. >> we cannot stand i'dly by when he tells his people there will be no mercy. >> cruise missiles attack libyan targets. the broadest military effort since the invasion of iraq began today. >> plus, disaster in japan, progress on the nuclear reactor, but concerns on food in that country. >> from nbc news orld heworld h quarters in new york, this is nbc news with lester holt. >> protecting civilians from moammar gadhafi. u.s. and british naval vessels launched 110 tomahawk vessels along libya's coast. confirming the start that president obama stressed it would not involve ground troops. why want to start in the libyan capitol with jim messeda. >> reporter: lester, what unfolded in libya today wasn't plausible days ago. late this afternoon jets took off, destination benghazi, libya. 110 cruise miz ills hitting 120 defense miz ills. later today, punched through defenses intense fighting killing many civilians. the violence too much for many who fled in their cars heading east. their hopes of get
NBC
Mar 18, 2011 5:30pm PDT
the u.s. will now lead military action to stop gadhafi's brutal crackdown. and in japan, the nuclear crisis goes up a notch, increased to a higher alert level. what will it take to cool down those reactors and prevent a nuclear meltdown. our teams are on the ground across the world and "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> a special good evening to our viewer in the west tonight. tonight we have to take you on something of a tour of the world to cover the overwhelming amount of news going on. and while we have been focused on the disaster in japan, where the nuclear alert level actually went up a notch today, while it's been going on for exactly a week tonight, instead we must begin tonight back in libya. today president obama announced that on top of the twor wars we're fighting, the u.s. will now take the lead on possible military action in libya. the u.n. approved it last night. it started out as a no-fly zone but has grown into something perhaps bigger. a nato ultimatum of gadhafi of libya that the president says is non-negotiable. gadhafi d
NBC
Mar 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
to themselves, to try to prevent another catastrophe in this country. brian? >> bob bazell starting us off in tokyo tonight. thanks. >>> this nuclear crisis just one prong of what japan is dealing with. this is just day five since the 9.0 earthquake, the fifth largest in recorded history. and the tsunami that followed. some facts that bear repeating, japan is about 10% smaller than california. this graphic shows the area of the country affected by moderate to severe shaking in the quake. here's the surface area we believe that was covered by water in the tsunami. the recovery hasn't even started in some places, where it's just rubble. the suffering goes on daily, and then the earth shook again violently today. nbc's lester holt today is in yamagata. lester, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. we've chosen to give a wider berth of the exclusion zone around the plant, which is why we are now in the mountains west of sendai. with each bit of troubling news from the nuclear plant, the anxiety and fear ratchets up across this region. a lot of people fear they are not getting the str
NBC
Mar 22, 2011 7:00pm EDT
cities in americ and what it says about all of us. >>> and making a difference. a woman on a mission to fight the battle of the bulge, one entire town at a time. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, with cruise missiles, moammar gadhafi has not only survived any of the strikes that might have landed near him, tonight he appeared on libyan tv in front of a crowd of supporters in tripoli, vowing to be victorious in the end. the u.s. lost a jet there today, an older fighter jet, mechanical failure, they say, and not a shootdown. both pilots are okay. but it could have ended much differently. and in the beginning stages still of this so far u.s.-led attack, a lot of people are wondering how this ends. we begin tonight with our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski. jim, good evening? >> reporter: good evening. for american air crews, this is about as tense as it gets. it took more than 12 hours to safely recover both of the downed airmen. what's left of the american fighter jet was scattered across the libyan desert. the air force f
NBC
Mar 19, 2011 5:30pm PDT
at 6:00. >>> target libya, the first u.s. and coalition military strikes on gadhafi's forces are under way. >> we cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells this people that there will be no mercy. >>> american cruise missiles and french fighter jets attack libyan targets. the broadest military effort since the invasion of iraq began eight years ago today. >> plus, disaster in japan, progress on the crippled nuclear reactor, but new concerns about the safety of food in that country. >> from nbc news world head quarters in new york, this is "nbc news with lester holt". >> good evening u.s. war ships opened fire on libya's air defenses tonight. part of protecting libyan civilians from moammar gadhafi. following air strikes by french fighter jets, u.s. and british naval vessels launched 110 tomahawk cruise missiles aimed at 20 tar guess along libyan's coast. president obama stressed it would not involve u.s. ground troops. the strike comes two days after the u.n. security council okayed the establishment of a no fly zone over libya. we have all fronts covered. we want to start with jim mace
NBC
Mar 16, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. these new satellite photos give us the clearest view yet of the destruction to the site. there are concerns tonight about a possible breach in the containment vessel at reactor 3. a confirmed breach in reactor 2 is already leaking radiation. and there are new fears that the all-important water cooling the still highly radioactive spent fuel rods at reactor 4 is dangerously low. workers were temporarily evacuated during the night and a water drop by helicopter was aborted after radiation levels briefly surged. tonight officials say they will be running a new power line to the plant that could restore power to the crippled cooling system, potentially a big step forward. but the public no longer knows what to believe. 77-year-old emperor akihito made a rare tv address. [ speaking foreign language ] i am deeply concerned about the nuclear situation because it is so unpredictable, he said. these enormous lines in sendai are people waiting for one bus out of town. near the plant, getting checked for radiation levels now the norm. >> people are worried because we don't really understand radioactiv
NBC
Mar 5, 2011 5:30pm PST
's left at least one person dead. the weather channel's julie martin is covering it all for us tonight. >> reporter: at least three tornados ripped through an area 50 miles west of baton rouge, louisiana, saturday morning, injuring 12 and killing one. 60 homes were destroyed. in crowley, three high school students suffered minor injuries at a waffle house when a window was blown out by the tornado. but the most serious damage was in rayne. >> down the street over there, there's a house that has something that went through the roof it looks like. and o'reilly's, their roof is almost completely gone. the windows are shattered. >> they suffered extensive damage to the northern part of their town. >> reporter: police evacuated thousands due to ruptured gas pipes. >> there's a number of houses and businesses that are downed and/or damaged. >> reporter: tornado watches were in effect in louisiana, mississippi and alabama throughout much of the afternoon. in new orleans, two inches of rain fell in just one hour, forcing the cancellations of some mardi gras festivities. in the midwest, more ra
NBC
Mar 9, 2011 6:30pm EST
correspondent kelly o'donnell has our report, starts us off tonight. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. king says there has been a vicious overreaction to what he plans to do at tomorrow's hearing. he says the public needs to know how big a problem it is that a small number of american muslims are being turne against the u.s. he's under pressure and having to answer for his own past ties to a controversial and even violent group. known for being accessible and media friendly during 18 years in congress, tonight peter king says he's caught by surprise. >> i'm not overly modest or shy but i really do not expect to become the center of attention on this. >> reporter: chairman of the house homeland security kmut committee, king says he is trying to expose islamic terrorism inside the u.s. >> homegrown terrorism is a growing threat and one we cannot ignore. >> reporter: his own history is getting another look. years ago king was a major advocate for the irish republican army, which the u.s. and british governments had labeled a terrorist organization. >> those who saw your ir
NBC
Mar 12, 2011 6:30pm EST
reporters used diagrams and maps to help a near versus nation. the blast explosioned the exterior building and blamed the explosion on a buildup of hydrogen. this official said after the explosion the radiation leaking from the plant actually decreased as did the pressure. >> i think they are being cautious and conservative and given the conditions there, i think that is wise. >> reporter: when the earthquake struck, the reactor shut down and systems failed. without water to cool it, the core could over heat and melt down releasing radio activity into the environment. tonight, the japanese utility took the unusual step of pumping sea water into the reactor to prevent a melt down. >> if you do so, you have decided that the consequences of not doing so are very serious. the evidence in this case is that they are worried about significant melting of the core. >> reporter: more signs of concern. people living within the evacuation zone are scanned for radiation and the interational atomic energy agency said japan is preparing to give iodine to those living near the plant. >> reporter: this was
NBC
Mar 2, 2011 5:30pm PST
things at the funerals of u.s. military. is that free speech? there was a big supreme court ruling today. >>> fighting back. gadhafi's fierce new pushback against his own people. as other dictators fall, how does he survive? >>> whose side are you on in the showdown over unions and collective bargaining? tonight we'll show you what people say in our new poll. >>> the secret lives of animals. did you ever wonder what they're all up to when nobody's watching? now we know. >>> and the surprise appearance today to unveil the next big thing. today to unveil the next big thing. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. they go to the funerals of americans who have been killed in action in iraq and afghanistan and they hold up signs saying things like, "thank god for dead soldiers," "god hates you," and "it's too late to pray," and they do this in the name of religion. of course, what they do is an insult to religion. they are the members of the westboro baptist church in kansas and they are the last thing a grief-stricken parent wants to see, bu
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Mar 14, 2011 6:30pm EDT
, now there's a full scale nuclear scare, and it's deepening. tonight the u.s. is being asked for more help. our team is on the ground and our coverage begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, it started with a freak of nature, the fifth largest earthquake ever recorded on the planet, but then, right then as the rubble settled and the buildings stopped swaying, the water came ashore. the tsunami in japan killed thousands. in some parts of some towns, there's no remaining evidence that anyone ever lived there. and now tonight the crisis has taken yet another turn, and we are covering a full-blown nuclear scare in japan. there are 17 nuclear power plants across that country, 54 nuclear reactors in all, but one plant in particular is in trouble. it's the fukushima plant, and if you've seen the pictures of it over the weekend, you may know. there was one explosion in one building on saturday, another just yesterday. and now a third reactor is in trouble at that same facility. we're starting to hear terms like partial meltdown. it's an urgent situation. th
NBC
Mar 28, 2011 5:30pm PDT
>>> on the broadcast here tonight, make get case for u.s. military action in libya. tonight the president addresses the nation as the rebels make their biggest push yet into gadhafi territory. >>> radiation continues to turn up in trace amounts here, and of course it's a full-blown crisis in japan. >>> walmart and women. a case hded to the supreme court this week that could impact all women in the u.s. workforce. >>> and making a difference so kids of active duty americans don't have to put their favorite sport on ice. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. president obama addressed the nation tonight, a speech delivered before a live audience. as the associated press put it, defending the first war launched on his watch. the president said the u.s. acted by launching those air strikes nine days ago to prevent a massacre of the libyan people by moammar gadhafi. he said gadhafi is not a target and that the u.s. is acting as part of this coalition to protect civilians. he talked about the uses and limits of military power while he is president and said there will be time
NBC
Mar 10, 2011 5:30pm PST
to the governor. outside the wisconsin state capitol this morning, protesters tried to get in. >> let us in! >> reporter: inside protesters blocking access to the state assembly chamber were forcibly taken out. cc >> i'm asking you please to get: up and walk out. >> no! >> reporter: because last night senate republicans took what many are calling the nuclear option, passing legislation to strip public workers of many of their collective bargaining rights. >> this is clearly a violation of the open meetings law. >> reporter: the legislative fight that has roiled for four weeks was over in barely 30 minutes. republicans used an unusual parliamentary maneuver to separate the measure from the spending provision. that allowed them to pass the legislation without any of the : senate democrats, who had blocked a vote by fleeing the state. after the vote, senate republicans needed a police escort to leave the building as protesters called after them. today the acrimony continued in the assembly. >> this is wrong!cc1: >> reporter: republican governor scott walker said the collective bargaining limit
NBC
Mar 31, 2011 6:30pm EDT
it's been detected in 15 states across the u.s., all the way from the west coast to the east, and all the while we've been told these are minute, trace amounts that pose no harm to any of us. but now the epa says traces of radiation have been found in milk. again, they say, far below levels of public health concern, but that won't stop some public concern. it's where we begin tonight with nbc's tom costello in washington. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian. the u.s. has already halted imports of dairy products and produce from japan, but radiation travels in the air, it falls on pastures and meadows and it appears to have been consumed already by american cows. 4700 miles from the nuclear disaster in japan, the faintest hints of radiation have now turned up in america's milk supply. trace amounts of radioactive iodine 131 found in samples taken from california on march 28th and washington state on march 25th. but levels so low the epa says a sample taken from spokane would have to be 5,000 times higher to reach levels at which the fda would intervene. >> for parents out there,
NBC
Mar 8, 2011 5:30pm PST
under rebel control. tripoli is holding as gadhafi territory. the military is attacking using real weapons against people, while the whole region may be changing, change may take a long time. and libya's long time leader has no plans to give up easily. we begin tonight again with nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel in tripoli. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. gadhafi is using both brute force, killing his own people and trying to control journalists, all in an effort to stop this rebellion. air power and gadhafi's trained army are driving back, motivated but undisciplined rebels as they struggle to advance. in ras lanouf, an oil town on the mediterranean, rebels fired anti-aircraft guns in the air. the rebels sound defiant. >> down, down. >> reporter: but the reality is, they're losing momentum, crushed by gadhafi's air strikes. in nearby bin jawad, the rebels, most of them inexperienced new recruits are exposed as they cross the desert. so far, gadhafi's forces have attacked in the open, avoiding population centers like benghazi. on the easte
NBC
Mar 5, 2011 6:30pm EST
pnc. for the achiever in us all. >>> storm threat, a tornado's direct hit brings devastation as extreme weather bears down on much of the country. >>> under attack. gadhafi's brutal show of force against rebels on the outskirts of tripoli. >>> captured, the search for a notoris predator that lasted more than a decade may finally be over. >>> and culture clash. the oscar winner and her real life role that sparked a new debate over family values. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good day, everyone. this has been a day of dancing rains and tornados. some 26 states, over 100 million americans have been in the path of this system which has triggered flood watches and warnings from parts of missouri all the way to vermont. while in the south, thunderstorms have unleashed tornados near southwestern louisiana. including one that's left at least one person dead. julie martin is covering it all for us tonight. >> reporter: at least three tornados ripped through an area 50 miles west of baton rouge, louisiana saturday morning, injuring 12 and killing one. 60 homes were
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Mar 1, 2011 5:30pm PST
's desperate efforts to hold on. and what the pentagon is saying tonight about u.s. intervention. >>> a new health warning tonight. it's about hpv and men. some new numbers, both surprising and disturbing. >>> america at the crossroads, what skills are folks going to need in this economy, and how to get them. tom brokaw with tonight's report. >>> "making a difference" for young superheroes. using the power of fun to help build strong minds. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the white house reported some new numbers today about women in this country. and while in many ways women continue to pass men by, an old problem is just as bad, just as serious, and it continues to hold women back economically. while female students were something of a novelty at some colleges and universities just two, three generations ago, they're now the majority on campus. but then comes the problem, the pay gap in the workplace, and that hasn't changed. it's where we begin tonight with nbc news white house correspondent savannah guthrie. savannah, good eveni
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